Spokane, Washington (May 11, 2023) – The Davenport Hotel Collection – whose portfolio of five upscale hotels in Spokane, Washington includes the legendary Historic Davenport Hotel – welcomes Chef Patrick Dahms as new Area Culinary Director. In this new role, Chef Dahms now oversees the guest dining experience, recipe innovation and culinary operations across the hotels’ food and beverage outlets, banquet halls and private events.
“From our legendary happy hour at The Davenport Tower’s Safari Room to our beloved brunch at The Historic’s Palm Court Grill, our restaurants and bars have brought the Spokane community and visitors together for years,” said Dania Duke, Vice President, Area Managing Director of Davenport Hotels. “With Chef Dahms’ exciting undertaking as Area Culinary Director, we know he will take storytelling and entertaining to new heights across our dining venues.”
Born and raised in Luebeck, Germany near the Baltic Sea, Chef Patrick developed his passion for food and hospitality in his mother’s kitchen and on summer vacations in France, where he would spend time in Oyster beds and watch his family make Marseille-style pizza at their restaurant.
After attending culinary school in Hamburg, Germany, Chef Dahms trained as an apprentice at the world-famous Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Hamburg (now Fairmont). He went on to serve as Executive Chef at world-class properties including the Willard InterContinental, St. Regis Aspen Resort, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, CA, and most recently at The Hythe, a Luxury Collection Resort in Vail, Colorado.
Over the years, Chef Dahms developed a passion for food culture, organic gardening, and techniques such as fermenting, canning and sourdough baking, and he will share these interests with the Davenport culinary team and the greater Spokane community.
The Davenport Hotel Collection includes 11 restaurants and bars, including the architectural marvel Palm Court Grill and Jazz Age-inspired Peacock Lounge at The Historic, in addition to the inventive Table 13 Restaurant & Whiskey Bar at The Davenport Grand, neighborhood favorite Post Street Ale House at The Davenport Lusso and the eclectically themed Safari Room Fresh Grill and Bar at The Davenport Tower. The hotels are also home to more than 127,000 square feet of meetings and event space.
For more information about dining at The Davenport Hotel Collection, please visit davenporthotelcollection.com/dining/.
About The Davenport Hotel Collection
Set in Downtown Spokane, Washington, The Davenport Hotel Collection includes five hotels renowned for their world-class service and luxury guest experience. Originally opened in 1914 by Louis Davenport and designed in the mold of Europe’s grand hotels, The Historic Davenport Hotel quickly became a favored Inland Northwest luxury destination. The Davenport Hotel Collection has since grown to include four additional hotels: The Davenport Tower, The Davenport Lusso, The Davenport Grand and The Centennial Hotel – all of which are operated by Davidson Hospitality Group, an award-winning, full-service hospitality management company. Across the portfolio, the properties offer 1,786 guest rooms, nine restaurants with al fresco dining options, exquisite ballrooms and meeting space, and luxury amenities including a Forbes Four-Star Spa & Salon, fitness facilities, pools and a home store. For more information, visit davenporthotelcollection.com. Follow us on Instagram: @staydavenport. Like us on Facebook: @staydavenport.
About Davidson Hospitality Group
Davidson Hospitality Group is an award-winning, full-service hospitality management company comprised of 80 existing hotels and resorts; more than 195 restaurants, bars and lounges; and more than 1.5 million square feet of meeting space across the United States. A trusted partner and preferred operator for Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Kimpton, and Margaritaville, Davidson offers a unique entrepreneurial management style and owners’ mentality that provides the individualized personal service of a small company, enhanced by the breadth and depth of skill and experience of a larger company. In keeping with the company’s heritage of delivering value, Davidson Hospitality Group is comprised of four highly specialized operating verticals: Davidson Hotels, Pivot, Davidson Resorts and Davidson Restaurant Group. In 2022, Davidson Hospitality Group was ranked #1 in Guest Satisfaction among Third-Party Hotel Management Companies by J.D. Power. For more information, visit www.davidsonhospitality.com. Follow us on Instagram: @davidsonhospitality and Twitter: @DavidsonHospGrp. Like us on Facebook: @DavidsonHospitalityGroup. Connect with us on LinkedIn: @DavidsonHospitalityGroup. #DavidsonHospitality